Weed control, June happenings, super strawberry recipes

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Daily Newsletter for Friday, June 1, 2018

butterfly on clover

Wake up, golden Head! Wake up, Brownie!
Cat-bird wants you in the garden soon.
You and I, butterflies, bobolinks, and clover,
We've a lot to do on the first of June

–Charles G.D. Roberts (1860–1943)

Friday, June 1, 2018
152nd day of the year


Pat Boone (singer) was born on this day in 1934.
Ann B. Davis (actress) died on this day in 2014.


 
Thermometers
 
Weed Control

Weed Control Techniques
While it’s tempting to call any unwanted plant a “weed,” there are really only a select few weeds that become invasive and problematic. And while some folks turn to dangerous chemicals, many weeds are actually resistant to herbicides and respond better to different methods of control. With these weed control techniques in your gardening arsenal, weeds won’t stand a chance!
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Ready for June?

The Month of June 2019: Holidays, Fun Facts, Folklore
What’s happening in June 2019? June brings beautiful bouquets, delicious fruits and vegetables, and an urge to get out there and enjoy the sunshine. Check out June holidays, wacky times, gardening tips, and even a fun quiz!
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Wine Bottle Lights

Save 30% while supplies last. Create ambient lighting from an empty wine bottle! Choose a bottle from a special celebration or because of its interesting shape and color. 
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Birthstone for June

June Birthstone: Color and Meaning
June’s traditional birthstone is the pearl. With their natural beauty, pearls have been beloved for centuries. Learn more about the pearl, which is associated with purity, honesty, and calm.
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Love You a Bushel and a Peck Coffee Mugs

Large, double-sided, dishwasher-safe mugs. Choose from different fun designs! Handles work equally well for both left- and right-handed people. Each mug includes a generously-sized hole that allows coffee to pour out when the mug is tilted.
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Birth Flowers for June

June Birth Flowers
June’s birth month flowers are among the most fragrant of all, the rose and the honeysuckle. Learn more about the meaning of these colorful beauties.
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Christmas Aprons

These aprons are 100% cotton for easy care and have bold prints. Impress your guests!
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10 Strawberry Recipes!

10 Spectacular Strawberry Recipes
There’s nothing like strawberries at the peak of season—juicy, sweet, and ripe! Sure, you can buy strawberries all year-round now, but they’re not as flavorful. Here are 10 super strawberry recipes, from prize-winning strawberry jam to the best strawberry-rhubarb pie.
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Bright and Sturdy Umbrellas

These stylish umbrellas come in several nature-inspired designs.
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